Jonathan Cohn is a senior editor at The New Republic.
Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall election probably doesn't tell us much about the state of the presidential campaign. But it probably tells us a lot about the state of American politics.
If you're a progressive or somebody suspicious of corporate power, the message is not good.
If you're into the pastime of lamenting the state of publishing and bookstores, it's very important that you read this post from The Atlantic about the tiny number of bookstores that existed in the United States in 1931 and what that meant for publishing and reading. It's a great reminder. [The Atlantic]